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Can't Attach V-Brake to Fork?

Old 07-24-16, 09:59 AM
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Can't Attach V-Brake to Fork?

I want to do a canti to v-brake conversion on my mountain bike, but I can't because the mounting holes are on the left rather than the right. Is there some way to make this work? The brakes are Tektro 823A.



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Old 07-24-16, 02:25 PM
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Thinking you may be better sticking with the original Canti brakes.

My experience with MTB's goes back to '94/5 and all the bikes/forks I have worked on have the holes on the inside, never seen them on the outside.

Just had a look at a set of Avid V brakes I need to fit, and there is no-way that your going to move the mount on them, suspect it will be exactly the same with your Tektro brakes
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Originally Posted by jimc101 View Post
Thinking you may be better sticking with the original Canti brakes.

My experience with MTB's goes back to '94/5 and all the bikes/forks I have worked on have the holes on the inside, never seen them on the outside.

Just had a look at a set of Avid V brakes I need to fit, and there is no-way that your going to move the mount on them, suspect it will be exactly the same with your Tektro brakes
Alright, thanks.

Seems like I can never get anything to work with this bike.
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FYI, you can use any brake with an integrated spring block. As far as new brakes go, that pretty much limits you entirely to Paul Components.
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Originally Posted by CannedPakes View Post
Seems like I can never get anything to work with this bike.
That's basically why my Raleigh Technium got converted into a fixed gear. It had those same canty posts and I couldn't find any brakes to fit it. I even exchanged messages with Sheldon Brown himself but he wasn't able to solve my problem.

Ultimately, since the bike had horizontal dropouts, I cut off the canty studs, mounted a 105 caliper brake on the fork and, since it's a fixed gear, eliminated the rear brake.
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Can you find a washer that fits well, drill a hole on one side and pin through the existing holes and drill holes in it on the side you need them?
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Magura Is another Brake that Goes on the Posts, but, does not use the spring Anchor holes..

Their HS 33 Hydraulic rim brakes are superb.
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